Comic Review: Superman #4 (DC Comics)

Superman issue 4, from DC Comics, has a gnarly cover, to be sure! It’s black and white and red all over, hot with inferred violence! The Unity Saga, part 4, […]

Superman issue 4, from DC Comics, has a gnarly cover, to be sure! It’s black and white and red all over, hot with inferred violence!

The Unity Saga, part 4, written by Brian Michael Bendis, and penciled by Ivan Reis (plus two inkers and Alex Sinclair on colours) is a battle issue! Page after page of fighting, conflict, and yelling!! YELLING!!! Rogol Zaar! Some of the JLA! Lots of explosions and anguish, as Superman tries to free earth from the Phantom Zone! in fact, the human race is in terrible trouble: “In half the northern hemisphere, people are already poisoned from the buckling air.”

Not good. But if you like your drawings big, spreading across the page like, well, a poison, then you’re reading the right story. Plenty to see here, just keep moving along to Part 5!

DC Comics, Superman #4, $3.99 for 19 pages of content, Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!